Praise for Sustainable Home Refurbishment:
"This is an excellent book - comprehensively-re-searched, powerfully-presented and crystal clear. It should be the first stop for anyone seeking objective advice in a field cluttered with misleading claims. I couldn’t recommend it more strongly." - George Monbiot.
"We can’t recommend this book highly enough. David Thorpe has produced an interesting read whilst man-aging to also include all the necessary technical en-ergy information. This should be required reading for the capable amateur and the professionally engaged, as well as students and qualified architects." Penney Poyzer, campaigner low carbon living.
"This book should be read by anyone engaged in do-mestic energy efficiency programmes. It goes back to basics and sets out systematically and incrementally how to approach the refurbishment of existing homes which will result in reduced energy demand and lower bills." - Jenny Saunders, Chief Executive, National Energy Action.
- Quick wins: Reducing Energy Demand for Heating and Cooling
- Insulation Materials
- Insulation Strategies
- Going All The Way - Towards Passivhaus
- Windows and Doors
- Ventilation, Cooling and Heating
- Water Management
- Electricity Efficiency and Supply
- Contextual Issues like materials and construction waste